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      eXplore Tire Manufacturing & Engineering Graduate Program

      Build your career and experience our world of tire manufacturing through challenging projects and training programs, and establish a unique network within our multicultural organization.

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      The eXplore Tire Manufacturing & Engineering Graduate Program at a Glance

      Are you more of a practical type, love to get to grips with the fine details, and pay attention to quality?

      This 18-month graduate program offers you practical experience, during which you get to know all relevant production processes in day-to-day operations and gain experience at all levels. It prepares you for a job in tire production at a global player.

      Dare to shape the future and take the first step towards a successful career in production and engineering at Continental.

      What Can You Expect?

      The eXplore Tire Manufacturing & Engineering Graduate Program covers a time frame of up to 18 months and is split into two main phases.

      Phase 1 – Practical Experience

      Quality comes from experience. To gain a broad knowledge of tire production, you will start the program with hands-on experience in a real production setting, where you will stay for 10–16 months. After that, you should be ready for the next big challenge: your first project at the plant.

      Phase 2 – Central Placement

      After this initial experience, you will be assigned to a pool of graduates in Hanover for 6–9 months, together with other manufacturing and engineering graduates from all over the world. By participating in a number of exciting projects, you will learn about the tire development process and our global Continental business model. This experience will broaden your knowledge and you will acquire new skills by attending a number of technical training programs. You will be given the opportunity to use your soft skills and build up a global network. In this way, you can forge long-lasting relationships with future colleagues from around the world.  In addition to working on projects in the areas of manufacturing and engineering, you will have the unique opportunity to gain an insight into the research and development processes for tires. In addition, you will collaborate with other eXplore Tires graduates on a global business contract. During this time, you will present your project results to our top management.

      What Might Your Future Look Like?

      The M & E Graduate Program prepares you for a job at your local tire plant in the areas of Production, Plant Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Product Industrialization, Quality Management, or Plant Operations.

      In addition to exciting professional challenges in a performance-oriented work environment, you will assume responsibility at an early stage. Depending on your potential and track record, you may take on leadership roles shortly after the program. If you meet and exceed expectations, you may even have career opportunities on a global scale.

      What Do We Expect?
      • Above-average university degree in a technology-related subject, e.g., engineering (chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering), manufacturing, science, or logistics
      • Fluent command of English and the language of your home plant (country of employment)
      • Project experience desired
      • Relevant internships
      • International experience (e.g., internships or studies abroad)
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, a dedicated team player who enjoys working in a multicultural environment
      • Open-minded and ambitious personality, high level of commitment
      • Passion for the automotive industry

      Does This Profile Match Your Skills? Challenge yourself and take part in our eXplore Graduate Program here

      Jobs for university graduates are advertised and developed at all our locations worldwide throughout the year. 

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